Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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…………(NFL)……………….

(Scoreboard)

Chargers-W-Bengals (16-13)…Randy Bullock missed a 31Y-FG with (:02) that would have forced overtime giving Bolts the win…Joe Mixon’s fumble killed one Cincinnati drive…QB-Joe Burrow threw an ill-advised shovel pass picked off by LB-Melvin Ingram that killed a 2nd Bengals drive…Chargers rookie Joshua Kelly came off the bench to run for 60-tough yards that ignited the Bolts 2nd half comeback…QB-Tyrod Taylor (208P) lor the Chargers…Burrow had (193P) in loss.

Chargers…lost LB-Drue Tranquill with possible dislocated ankle in first half…OG-Ryan Groy left with hamstring in opening half.

Chargers…Battered OL adds OG-Ryan Groy to active roster because of injuries to RT-Brian Bulaga-hamstring…OG-Trei Turner-knee….Mike Pouncey-hip.

Chargers..Forbes Magazine…Franchise Valuation…has Chargers value at (2.5B)…ranked 26th in NFL eventhough moving into new So-Fi Stadium

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Raiders-W-Carolina (34-30)..RB-Josh Jacobs (93R-46Rec)..QB-Derek Carr (239P)…Panthers QB-Ted Bridgewater (270P)…Robby Anderson 75Y-TD catch

Saints-W-Tampa Bay..(34-23)…New Orleaans..Janoris Jenkins 36Int-TD…Drew Brees (260P-2TD)…Saints defense 3-sacks-3 takeaways….Tom Brady (239P-2TD-2Int) in loss.

Seattle-W-Atlanta (38-25)..Russell Wilson red hot (31-35)-322Y-4-TD) in win…Tyler Lockett (8R-92Y)….Matt Ryan (450P-2TD) in loss…WRs-Julio Jones-Curt Ridley (18R-287Y) combined…

Rams-W-Cowboys (20-17)…Jared Goff (275P)…RB-Malcom Brown (79R-2TD)…Rams run for (155Y)….Dallas QB-Dak Prescott (228P-1TD)…Zeke Elliott (96R)…Amari Cooper (10R-86Y) in loss..

49ers-L-Arizona (24-20)…QB-Kyler Murray (230P-91R)-2TD) in Cardinals come from behind win…WR-DeAndre Hopkins (14R-151Y) in win…Niners QB-Jimmy Garoppolo (259P-2TD)….RB-Raheem Mostert 76Y-TD catch for SF..

Packers-W-Vikings (43-34)…Aaron Rogers (334P-4TD)..WR-Davante Adams (14R-156Y) in win….Defense Interception-2 sacks…..

Patriots-W-Dolphins (21-11)….QB-Cam Newton (155P-75R)…Patriots defense 3-interceptions QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick…

Colts-L-Jaguars (27-20)…Jaguars pull off upset of Colts..QB-Gardner Minshew (173P-3TD)..completed 15-passes in a row……Colts QB-Phkilip Rivers (363P-TD-2 Int) in loss as Colts blew lead…Indy failed on 4th and goal and also missed a field goal.

Browns-L-Ravens (38-6)….QB-Lamar Jackson (275P-45R-3TD)…Ravens defense 3-takeaways in win..Browns QB-Baker Mayfield (189P-TD-Int) in loss…

Bills-W-Jets (27-17)..QB-Josh Allen (312P-59R)…Bills defense Interception-Fumble Recovery–3 QB sacks….Jets QB-Sam Darnold (215P-TD-Int) in loss..

Eagles-L-Washington  (27-17)…Eagles blow 17-0 lead..Washington defense 8-sacks..2-Interceptions..1-Fumble Recovery….Washington scored 27-points in a row…

Bears-W-Lions (27-23)..QB-Mitch Trubisky (242P-3TD) in wins…..Lions QB-Matthew Stafford (297P-1TD)…Lions had (426-offense in loss)..

Steelers-Giants..Monday Night Football..Return QB-Ben Roethlisberger
Denver-Tennessee..Debut Broncos RB-Melvin Gordon..Titans-DE-Jadeveon Clowney

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(Injuries)

Colts..RB-Marlon Mack-feared torn achilles
Browns..OT-Jed Willis-leg..LB-Jordan Philipps-knee
Ravens..OT-Ron Santley-ankle injury
Raiders..OT-Trent Brown-calf
Bengals..OG-Xavier Fi’alo-ankle
49ers..WR-.WR-Richie James-ankle
Ariozna..S-Jalen Thompson-ankle..C-Mason Cole-hamstring
Seattle..DE-Raheen Green-shoulder
Bills..LB-Matt Milano-hamstring…LB-Tremaine Edwards-shoulder
Denver..MRI-WR-Courtland Sutton-shoulder joint
Texans..MRI-RB-Duke Johnson-bruised leg
Chiefs..DT-Khalen Sanders-fractured elbow
Chiefs..CB-Char Wood-hamstring
49ers..IR-WR-Deebo Samuels-foot rehab
Bills..IR-CB-Josh Norman-hamstring

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(Roster Moves)

Jets..Sign FA-LB-Alec Ogletree-ex Giants-Rams
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-RB-Kenjon Barner-ex Chiefs

Broncos..FA-LB-Clay Matthews…DE-Cam Wake-reject contract offers.

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(Teams)

NFL..Officials worried about Air Quality at (199) in San Francisco..(200)
NFL..Thursday Night Football-Chiefs-Texans…19.4M-viewers..down 13% last year.
Kansas City..Chiefs fans ‘booed’ players show of unity at coin flip
Harry Edwsrds..Fans boo ‘racist segment-view blacks problems-inconsequential’
Atlanta..Name late Congressman John Lewis as ‘Team Captain Emeritus’
Tennessee…#1 pick-OT-Isaiah Wilson arrest DUI (.17) blood alcohol level

Forbes Magazine..Franchise Values…Cowboys (5.6B)..Patriots (4.4)..Giants (4.3)..Rams (4B)

Raiders..Hire Marcel Reece-Assistant to owner Marc Davis
Seattle…Special Teams Coach Brian Schneider-leaves team-personal problems.

Vikings..Sign RB-Dalvin Cook (5Y-63M) extension
Rams..Sign WR-Cooper Kupp (3Y-48M) extension
Saints..Sign RB-Alvin Kamara (5Y-75M) extension

Monday Night Football…50th Anniversary of debut..1970-Browns-Jets game with Howard Cosell-Don Meredith-Keith Jackson.

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(College Football)

1-Clemson-W-Wake Forest…QB-Trevor Lawrence (351P-3TD)
5-Oklahoma-W-Missouri State..QB-Spencer Rattler (290P)
10-Notre Dame-W-Duke..RB-Kyren Williams (112R)
14-Texas-W-UTEP..QB-Sam Ehrlinger 78Y-TD pass
18-North Carolina-W-Syracuse..QB-Sam Howell (295P-TD)
23-Iowa State-Upset-Louisiana Lafayette..Cyclones 2-turnvoers

Florida State-Upset-Georgia Tech..Jackets QB-Jeff Sims (271P) in win
Kansas State-Upset-Arkansas State…K-State gave up (330P-5TD) in loss
Kansas-Upset-Coastal Carolina…Jayhawks 3-turnovers in loss to 1AA-team

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(College Football Notes)

Big 10-Chancellors vote on ‘Return to Play Proposal’ from ADs

Pac 12..Commissioner Larry Scott says ‘do not see return to play in October-November unless state health officials approve.

Oklahoma…17-players missed opener in quarantine
Georgia Southern..outbreak 33-positive tests
Virginia Tech-Virgina..Cancel next week game..outbreak on Hokies campus
Ohio State..OG-Wyatt Davis opts out-will not play this year

Notre Dame…Gives coach Brian Kelly-extension thru 2024

Rutgers..School President Jon Holloway accused President Trump of ‘cheap politics’ for demanding Big 10-return to play this fall

North Texas State…Off Coord-Tate Wallis quits-probe he had sexual relationship with hi school student for 2-years just before hired by Mean Green.

Washington State…Will cut 10-fulltime jobs in Athletic Departmet…all employees face 4W-furloughs….staff to take 15%-paycuts.

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…………….(Baseball)………………

Padres-W-Giants (6-0)..Mike Clevinger 2-hit shutout..Greg Garcia 3RBIs…1st game..

Padres-W-Giants (3-1)…..Wil Myers HR…Garrett Richards 2-hitter…..2nd game…Padres (31-17)

Padres…3-games out of first place heading into Dodgers series.

Padres…P-Chris Paddack continues treatment on sprained ankle..No decision on DL
Giants..Report Friday-Saturday games cancelled..Giants player had ‘false positive test’

Padres…DL-P-Matt Strahm-inflammation knee

Padres..Sign FA-P-Jose Reyes-Mexico..top 18Y…(6’2-RHP)

Padres-Dodgers….Showdown for 1st place…Monday matchup…Dinelson Lamet (2-1) 2.24-ERA-vs-Clayton Kershaw (5-1) 1.98….Dodgers have 3-game lead coming into Petco Park

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Dodgers-W-Astros (8-1)….Mookie Betts 2R-HR…AJ Pollock HR….Chris Taylor 3R-HR…LA (33-14)

Dodgers..P-Dustin May-X-Rays on foot show bruise…no fracture-hit by linedrive
Dodgers..Activate P-Pedro Baez from DL
Dodgers..P-Joe Kelly throws simulated game-could be activated
Dodgers.P-Walker Beuhler placed back on DL-blister problems.
Dodgers..Option OF-Mat Beaty to taxi squad

Dodgers…Manager David Roberts criticized leaving closer Kenley Jansen in to give up 5 straight hits -5 runs in 9th inning…not get anyone out in ugly Saturday loss to Houston.

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Angels-W-Rockies (5-3)…Albert Pujols 2R-HR….Pujols now has (660HRs)…tied on all time list with Willie Mays….Halos (20-28)

Angels..Off day on Monday

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(Scoreboard)

Braves-W-Washington..Adam Duvall 2R-HR….Atlanta now (28-19)

Orioles-L-Yankees…Gleyber Torres 3RBIs..

Phillies-L-Miami..1st game..Starling Marte RBI single..
Phillies–L-Miami..2nd game..Jesus Aguilar RBI single..RBI-double

Red Sox-W-Tampa Bay..Christian Vasquez-Christian Arroyo HRs for Boston.

Pirates-L-Royals..Brad Keller 5-hit shutout in Royals (11-0) win

White Sox-W-Tigers..Eloy Jiminez HR…Chisxo (30-16).

Cubs-W-Brewers..Chicago (12-0) thrashing..8 RBIs from bottom lineup…Cubs (28-20)

Indians-L-Twins..Nelson Cruz 16th HR of year..Minnesota (30-18)

Cardinals-L-Reds..Reliever Andrew Miller allows 3R on bases load Hit Batsmen-Walk-Wild Pitch.

A’s-L-Texas..Lance Lynn 10-strikeout game…A’s (29-17)

Toronto-W-Mets..Lourdes Gurriel 474′ HR..

Mariners-W-Arizona..Dominick Walton 3RBIs..

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(Injuries)

Tampa Bay..DH-Ji Man-Choi-hamstring injury
Braves.OF-Ron Acuna-foot injury
Braves..DL-P-Tommy Milone-elbow
Twins..DL-OF-Brent Rooker-fractured forearm
A’s..DL-OF-Chad Pinder-hamstring
A’s..Surgery 3B-Matt Chapman-hip
A’s..Surgery P-AJ Puk-shoulder…missed last year-elbow surgery
Washington..DL-P-Sean Doolittle-oblique injury
Phillies..C-JT Realmuto-hip issue
Phillies..P-Spencer Howard-shoulder issue
Phillies…P-Zach Wheeler-finger injury
Yankees..P-James Paxton-setback-soreness returns back
Texas..DL-SS-Elvis Andrus-back
Cardinals..P-Johan Oviedo-quad

Red Sox..Activate P-Nathan Eovaldi from DL
Rockies..Activate P-Wade Davis from DL
Blue Jays..Activate P-Ken Giles from DL
Arizona..Activate P-Caleb Smith from DL

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(Roster Moves)

Braves..DFA-P-Robbie Erlin (8.49-ERA)
Braves..Recall P-Sean Newcomb
Toronto..Release P-Jake Petricka
Phillies..DFA-2B-Neil Walker
Indians..DFA-P-Dom Leone
Seattle..Outright OF-Mallex Smith to taxi squad
Marlins..Release P-Justin Shafer
St Louis..DFA-P-Ryan Meisinger

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(MLB Notes)

MLB…Covid tests 2-weeks September…(11,669) test…1-positive
MLB…Internal discussions cancelling Arizona Fall League operation

MLB-Union..discussing use of 7-inning doubleheaders in 2021 as way to condense schedule to fit in expanded playoffs.

MLB-Union…discussing postseason plans…may order teams into 7-day quarantine in local hotels before playoffs actually begin…Still discussing protocols for families to join players when Divisional series begin.

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……………..(Basketball)………………….

(Scoreboard)

Clippers-L-Denver (111-98)…Nuggets tie series (3-3)..force 7th game…Nikola Jokic (34P-14R)…Denver rallied from 19-point deficit…Paul George (33P) in loss…..LA is now (0-7) in a game clinching series that could send them toe conference finals….Will play on Tuesday…….LA led series (3-1)…let Nuggets back in.

Lakers-W-Houston (119-96)….LA wins series (4-1)…Lakers hit 19-3’s….LeBron James (29P) in win….Lakers move onto Western Conference finals for first time sinc3 2010.

Boston-W-Toronto (92-87)..Jason Taum (29P-12R)..Celtics win series..move on to face Miami in Eastern Conference finals.

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(NBA Notes)

Brooklyn…F-Kevin Durant says Nets hiring of Steve Nash was exceptional….’Brings insight…intelligence…communication skills”

Houston..coach Mike D’Antoni said Rockets ‘lacked spirit’ in playoff series vs Lakers…then announced he would not return to team next season..Had (217-102) record as head coach…Could become candidate for 76ers job.

NBA…Expelled Houston F-Danuel House from bubble hotel after he snuck female employee into his room late last week.

Sacramento….Calvin Booth-Denver-withdraws name from consideration for Kings GM-job….Miami-Adam Simon pulls name out of running…New Orleans GM-Trajon Langdon also withdraws.

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…………..(Hockey)…………..

(Playoff Scoreboard)

Tampa Bay-W-NY Islanders (4-1)….Patrick Maroon-Brayden Point score goals……….Lightning lead series (3-1)

Dallas-W-Las Vegas (2-1)…G-Anton Khudobin 32-saves in win…Stars lead Golden Knights (3-1) in series.

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Buffalo…TSN report Sabres fired 22-staff members in apring….had coaches take 20% pay cut…now asking coaches to take 25%-cut for next season…Coaches rejected demand.

Ottawa…NHL League office blocks Senators from imposing 50%-paycut on coaching staff.
Penguins..Imposed 25%-pay cut on all staff members
LA Kings…20%-cut on staff salaries
Ducks..20%-cut on top 25-exec salaries

Arizona..Report Coyotes will impose internal cap limit 70M next year in players salaries…evneought NHL cap will be 81M.

Boston..coach Bruce Cassidy-staff return post-season salary bonuses for making playoffs.

New York Islanders..GM-Lou Lamiorello named NHL-GM of Year.
Colorado..F-Nathan McKinnon wins Lady Byng trophy for sportsmanship

Kings..Sign D-Sean Walker to (4Y-10.8M) extension
Las Vegas..Offer G-Robin Lehneer (5Y-25M) extension

Penguins-Minnesota…Trade…Pens ship D-Nick Bjugsad to Minnesota for #7-pick

NHL..Announces Draft will be October 6th…Free Agency starts October 9th

NCAA….Hockey Commissioners Association canels start of Division 1-schedule in all 11-conferences…season was supposed to start October 3rd …pushed back to late November.

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………………(General)………………….

PGA…Safeway Open…Stewart Cink roars to victory-finishing at (-21)….Harry Higgs (-19)….Doc Redman amazing day on Sunday..shot 10-under par including 6-birdies in a row.

PGA…Veteran golfer John Daly confirms he has bladder cancer….Lifetime smoker.

Tennis..US Open..Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka in finals for women’s title
US Open..Alexander Zervev-loses to-Dominic Thiem in 5set battle that went over 4-hours…for men’s title

NASCAR…Bubba Wallace says he is leaving Richard Petty Racing end of season.
NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson signs 2Y-contract to join Chip Ganassi-Indy car team.
NASCAR…Richmond 400…Brad Keselowski wins race after Denny Hamlin it with penalty for speeding thru pits.

Indy Car..Mid-Ohio..Will Power wins by (:07) in dominant Saturday victory
Mid-Ohio..Sunday race…Colton Herta wins from pole for Andretti Auto Sports

Formula 1..Tuscan Grand Prix…Lewis Hamilton on pole-races to win…race was red-flagged twice for multi car accidents…

UFC…Conor McGregor under investigation for sexual assault incident in Corsica, France.

Soccer…Opening weekend English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-Leeds..Mo Salah scores 3-goals in wild (4-3) win.
..Arsenal-W-Fulham..Pierre Aubameyang game winning goal
..Crystal Palace-W-Southampton..Will Zaha scores in (13′)
..West Ham-L-Newcastle…Gives up 2-goals in 2nd half
..Hot Spur-L-Everton..Dom Calvert-Levin scores game winner against Spurs
..Leicester-W-West Brom…Jamie Vardy 2-goals in blowout win

..Sheffield-Wolverhampton..Monday match
..Chelsea-Brighton..Monday match

Alex Morgan..star of US Women’s Soccer team..signs to play for Tottenham Hot Spur in EPL women’s league.

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